[artinfo] Kooshk Residency: call for 2016 applications

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Kooshk Residency 2016

May 1-31, 2016 

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Winners' declaration: Mid-February


Kooshk Residency is a non-political cultural and artistic space in 
Tehran. Kooshk, with sponsorship of private section, tries to provide 
a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and 
filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation.  

Award goals
The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support 
artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique 
space of Tehran. This Residency program is a chance for attendants to 
do research and experiment, develop professionally maintain direct 
dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture 
their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. The 
Residency will be an annual event lasting one month and will be 
offered to four selected artists working in any field of art.

During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive 
situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with 
local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a 
balance between working in a personal space, working in collaboration 
with other artists, and interacting with viewers and the environment. 
In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a 
contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering 
local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of 
artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and 
by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.

All expenses including flight tickets, accommodation, living expenses 
as well as a modest contribution toward materials will be paid by 

Selection process
Applications will be received through an online application 
procedure. Applications will be processed in compliance with declared 
criteria by a jury of the award.

Jury 2016
Aaron Cezar-creative producer and Director of Delfina Foundation
Michket Krifa-independent curator and art critic of African and 
Middle Eastern photography
Naiza Khan-artist, researcher and Founding Trustee of Vasl Artists' 
Collective, Pakistan
Susan Hapgood-curator, Executive Director at International Studio & 
Curatorial Program (ISCP), Senior Advisor to ICI, and Founder and 
Director of the Mumbai Art Room
Tooraj Khamenehzadeh-artist, curator and Program Manager of Kooshk 
Residency and Co-Founder and a Member of the Board of Directors of 
Rybon Art Center

Registration conditions
All international artists, active in any art discipline, under the 
age of 40 are eligible to apply for the Kooshk Award.

All applicants must fill in the application form providing the following:
-Personal information
-Two references
-Artist statement
-Motivation letter
-Work samples

Selection criteria
-Competency of the application, including the quality of resume and 
sample works
-Innovativeness of the proposal, outputs and concrete outcomes
-Compatibility of the proposal/plan with the award's goals and the 
extent of the award's significance in realizing the proposal
-English language skills

Take it into consideration that artists with interdisciplinary 
interests are prioritized.

Find the second Kooshk Artist Residency Award's application form 
Hard copy and email submissions are not accepted. Inquire here with 
questions: <mailto:info at kooshkresidency.com>info at kooshkresidency.com

Please remember: Applying early is smart. As there will be a high 
number of applicants submitting at the last days/moments of deadline, 
we will not grant you any deadline extension or help to submit if 
something goes wrong.

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